Mark Fogel

Mark Fogel Music

Classical, jazz, tropical and pop guitar with vocals. Solo, and as a one man band with unique custom backing instrumentation. Perfect for all finer venues and events, for dancing and/or background music. Over 25 years experience in the finest NYC hotels and restaurants from the Waldorf and Plaza to Cipriani and The Four Seasons.

Mark Fogel is a Brooklyn, NY born guitarist, and a graduate of Brooklyn College, earning a BA in Music with a classical guitar major. Fluent in all contemporary styles of music, Mark has performed or recorded with many musicians from well known bands, including members of John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Guns n Roses, Frank Sinatra, Harry Chapin, NRBQ, Billy Joel and Tower of Power's bands, and many more. Mark has also performed in concert with members of The Rock-n-Roll and Songwriter's Hall of Fame, and Grammy winners. He has played in the pit for off Broadway shows including Guys and Dolls and Grease, and has been the guitarist for the Big Apple Circus. Mark also has worked with many of the top corporate entertainment agencies and orchestras in and around NYC.

A former certified NYS teacher, Mark is a veteran player/teacher with over 20 years teaching and performing experience. He is the former head of SAMI (Sam Ash Music Institute), Guitar Department, where he was responsible for curriculum planning, teaching and performing at master classes, workshops, and clinics. His private students have won college scholarships.

Now a full time Naples resident, Mark has already performed in concerts with the SW Florida Symphony, at openings for the Naples Historical Society, Gallerie Du Soleil and Cosmopolitan Fine Art Galleries, and at the Naples Yacht Club, Royal Poinciana Golf Club, Audubon Country Club, Naples Winter Wine Festival Vintner Dinner, Pelican Marsh, La Playa, and more. Mark was the featured jazz artist at the opening of the Mercato Concert Series. He has also entertained on Cruise Naples, performed classical and tropical music for beach weddings at Naples Beach, Marco Marriott, Waldorf Naples and other hotels, and performed private dinner concerts at Grey Oaks. He was recently asked to accompany Grammy & Song of The Year ("Killing Me Softly") winner and Hall of Fame member Charles Fox for a private concert.

Mark is half of the popular duo "Mr. & Mrs", which features wife Diane on vocals. (Mrandmrsmusic.com). They've been featured artists for Naples' Evening on 5TH Music Series, Marco Island Mackle Park Concert Series,and Mercato Concert Series. They have performed at private events at Marbella, Mediterra, Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, Pelican Bay, Marco's Veracruz, The Strand and many others.
Mark was also recently featured on the cover (see Pics page) of the Marco Island Eagle newspaper in connection with his "Mr. & Mrs." duo performing at the opening of the 2013 Marco Island Mackle Park Concert Series.